Mental health counselor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Mental health counselor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $63,900
Wyoming $55,900
Utah $55,150
North Dakota $52,790
Arkansas $51,690
Maine $50,720
Oregon $50,340
New Jersey $50,210
Connecticut $48,410
Oklahoma $48,230
Idaho $48,010
Arizona $46,800
Minnesota $46,580
North Carolina $46,530
Michigan $46,390
Colorado $46,370
Nevada $46,190
Nebraska $45,620
Virginia $45,260
New Hampshire $44,760
Washington $44,400
Ohio $44,130
Wisconsin $43,980
District of Columbia $43,090
Florida $42,930
South Dakota $42,440
Mississippi $42,270
Georgia $41,610
Texas $41,560
Pennsylvania $41,160
Kansas $40,970
Alabama $40,890
California $40,710
Hawaii $40,590
Indiana $40,420
Maryland $40,230
Delaware $40,040
Massachusetts $39,880
Kentucky $39,790
Iowa $39,350
Missouri $39,200
Illinois $38,500
South Carolina $38,410
New York $38,030
Vermont $37,660
New Mexico $37,400
Montana $37,080
Louisiana $35,380
West Virginia $32,390
Tennessee $31,360
Puerto Rico $24,090

How do mental health counselor salaries compare to similar careers?

Mental health counselors earn about the same as related careers in Pennsylvania. On average, they make less than clergy members but more than medical laboratory technicians.

Career Median Salary
Clergy member salary $42K
Music therapist salary $44K
Art therapist salary $44K
Counselor salary $42K
Athletic trainer salary $42K
Mental health counselor salary $41K
Surgical technologist salary $43K
Drug and alcohol counselor salary $41K
Exercise physiologist salary $40K
Medical laboratory technician salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)